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St Fagans National Museum of History, Cardiff

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Chronicling the historical lifestyle, culture, and architecture of the Welsh people, St Fagans National Museum of History consists of more than 40 recreated buildings taken from various locations in Wales. Located on the grounds of an Elizabethan manor house, this open-air museum welcomed its first visitors in 1948. The site, modeled after an outdoor museum situated in Stockholm, includes a Unitarian chapel, village schoolhouse, tollbooth, pigsty, and tannery. Holding permanent displays of traditional crafts, the museum also features a working blacksmith’s forge, pottery shop, mill, and clog maker’s shop. Drop by the site’s small farm, which concentrates on preserving native breeds of livestock, to peruse the fresh produce available for sale. Our Cardiff travel itinerary planner makes visiting St Fagans National Museum of History and other Cardiff attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Great place to visit .. lots to do and see ... great look at how life has changed over the years and good picnic facilities and the bakery was a big hit  more »
  • Very good day out. Interesting and amazing to see places from the past with so much history rebuilt on site  more »
  • When my brother friend was visiting from America we thought what better place to go than St fagans. The weather was in our favor and everyone else had the same idea so it was very busy. Certain things...  more »
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  • A family favourite. Safe place for kids to run loose and lots to maintain their interest. Best of all its free...have to pay parking only so a cheap day out. Food and drink is available but not easily accessible when its busy....my advice would be to take a picnic...cheap and much more fun.
  • Outstanding museum which is great for families. Entry is free and parking is £5 for the whole day, although a season pass is brilliant value if you live locally, and makes short trips much more feasible! There are a number of historic buildings which have been re-erected as well as some which are in the process of being built, so gives you some great insight into the processes. Lots of green spaces also really helps. Over the winter the kids play area is closed, although there are some tractors for them to play on, though our son just loves the freedom to run and explore. There is a major reconstruction project going on to bring new and enhanced facilities to the place, so some of the galleries are unavailable, and there may be some slightly limited or temporary facilities.
  • Fantastic attraction, and a credit to Wales. I come here many times a year by myself, with family or with the dog. Entry is free but there is a small charge for parking, if you live close by the annual car pass is a solid investment. Clean and tidy, friendly staff. Food and drink can be a bit on the pricey side but still reasonable for an attraction. Dogs and picnics welcome.
  • Fantastic day out for all the family. Only £5.00 for the car park entry is free. Loads to do and see. It is going though refurbishment on some of the parts at the moment the indoor museum being the biggest thing closed off but they are adding more things all the time
  • Ample parking (pay & display), free entry for the whole family (even Fido). Brilliant use of land. Space for the kids to burn off energy and good paths for wheelchairs or buggies. Historical buildings are brilliant, Mulberry bushes are beautiful and the whole package is a winner. My only slight -ve is that I wish the staff would smile more!